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Philosophy for AS and A2

1st Edition

Edited by Elizabeth Burns, Stephen Law


312 pages

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Paperback: 9780415335638
pub: 2004-06-24
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pub: 2004-06-24

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Philosophy for AS and A2 is the definitive textbook for students of Advanced Subsidiary or Advanced Level philosophy courses, structured directly around the specification of the AQA. Following a lively foreword by Nigel Warburton, author of Philosophy: The Basics, a team of experienced teachers devote a chapter each to the six themes covered by the syllabus:

Each of the chapters include helpful student-friendly features.

  • a list of key concepts, to introduce students to the topic
  • bite-size sections corresponding to the syllabus topics
  • actual exam questions from previous years
  • suggested discussion questions to promote debate
  • text-boxes with helpful summaries, case-studies and examples
  • an annotated further-reading list directing students towards the best articles, books and websites
  • a comprehensive glossary, providing a handy reference point

There is a final chapter on essay writing and exam preparation, designed to help students get to grips with the examination board requirements.

Philosophy for AS and A2 is written by a team of expert teachers based at Heythrop College - part of the University of London - which specializes in teaching philosophy and theology.

Table of Contents

Preface by Nigel Warburton. Introduction: Why Study Philosophy? An Outline Of Philosophy At AS And A2. How To Use This Book. 1. Theory Of Knowledge Introduction. Concluding Remarks. References. Further Reading. Glossary. 2. Moral PhilosophyIntroduction. References. Further Reading. Glossary. 3. Philosophy Of ReligionIntroduction. References. Further Reading. Glossary. 4. Philosophy Of Mind Introduction. Conclusion. References. Further Reading. Glossary. 5. Political Philosophy Introduction. References. Further Reading. Glossary. 6. Philosophy Of Science Introduction. References. Further Reading. Glossary. 7. Essay Writing And Exam Preparation Index

About the Author/Editors

Stephen Law is the author of The Philosophy Files (Orion 2000), The Outer Limits (Orion 2003) and The Philosophy Gym (Headline 2003). Elizabeth Burns is Lecturer in Philosophy at Heythrop College.

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